Things you should know about 2019 WICS!

The 2019 Series is about to begin and we wanted to share some changes to the upcoming season and highlight a few of the rules that sometimes get missed.

1) We are excited to announce that we have two new big sponsors:  Midwest Mountain Guides and Kind Bar plus Adidas and Chaco are back.

2) UW-Eau Claire is part of the series again, and will be hosting a bouldering comp on their new wall.

3) The overall schedule has switched around a bit. Stout is kicking the season off and Duluth is closing it out

4)Each competition’s results are posted here on our web page under the corresponding competitions results page.  Our goal is to post them by Monday evening following a competition.   These results will have each climbers overall score along with each participants coresponding WICS points.

5) WICS points are different than the points you earn while competing. We assign WICS points after the competition.   learn more about the point system here.

6) Teams as well as individuals compete against each other.  Team scores are calculated by combining the teams individual top 4 WICS points earners.  Teams must have 4 climbers eligible to earn team points.  WICS is a co-rec event so at least one of the 4 scores needs to come from the opposite gender.  For example 2 male and 2 female, 1 male and 3 female , 3 male and 1 female.

7) The team series champions are determined by combining each teams top 5 competition scores.  Since we have 6 competitions in our series this year, a team basically gets to drop their lowest score.  If a team doesn’t compete in a competition they would earn 0 points.

8)  The overall individual series champions are also recognized.    WICS recognizes the top 3 male and female series climbers at the end of the season. These individuals are earn their position based on their combined scores from their best 4 competitions.  Basically an individual gets to drop two of their lowest scores.  If a climber doesn’t participate in a competition they earn 0 points, but if they compete in all 6 they earn 10 bonus points.